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SingTel Offers to Help with Satellite in Bid to Win License

14 June 2013

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) is hoping to improve its chances of winning a mobile operating license in Burma with an offer to help the country design and build its own telecommunications satellite. “SingTel will invite the government to participate in feasibility studies for future satellite programs and lend its assistance in the launch of a Myanmar national satellite,” the company said in a statement on June 11. SingTel is part of a consortium that includes Burma’s KBZ Group and Myanmar Telephone Co. It also promised to provide 95 percent coverage within three years of starting work if it is awarded the license.